Sending SMS With Python¶
In this tutorial, you will use the Python module SinchSMS to send an SMS message with Sinch. With the Sinch SMS API, you can build anything from a simple notification service to two-factor authentication solutions.
We have also turned this tutorial into a quick video walkthrough. Click on the image below to watch the tutorial.
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- Create a Sinch developer account
- In your developer dashboard, click “Apps” in the left-hand menu
- Click “Create new app”
- Name your app and click “Create”
- Take note of your app key and secret, you will need them in a few minutes
- Install the module using
pip install sinchsms
Sending an SMS via the API¶
Launch the interactive console by typing
python in your command line
and type the below:
import time from sinchsms import SinchSMS number = '+yourmobilenumber' message = 'I love SMS!' client = SinchSMS(your_app_key, your_app_secret) print("Sending '%s' to %s" % (message, number)) response = client.send_message(number, message) message_id = response['messageId'] response = client.check_status(message_id) while response['status'] != 'Successful': print(response['status']) time.sleep(1) response = client.check_status(message_id) print(response['status'])
If you don’t want to use a module, you can find the source code for the module on GitHub: https://github.com/sinch/python-sinch-sms